Adult Sandbox Opens Near Las Vegas Strip
LAS VEGAS, Nevada ~ (MSNBC) ~ Every kid had a sandbox to play around in, to shovel and build sand castles. Now a Las Vegas businessman has decided that adults deserve their own sandbox.
The business is called Dig This and offers patrons the chance to play around with gigantic, earth-moving construction equipment such as excavators and cranes.
Ed Mumm started the business after he had a blast with a rented excavator while constructing a home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Maybe, he thought, that other big kids would enjoy playing with the massive machines.
It seems as if Mumm was right, as customers having been lining up, paying as much as $750 to play around in the dirt. Prior to handling the equipment each guest takes a ten-minute crash course. A headset radio provides live support to customers while they shovel dirt.
Most customers expect the machines to be clunky and run poorly and are surprised by their technological sophistication.
Mumm says that excavating is a great stress reliever and is banking on the popularity of this new hobby.
Dig This employs many out of work construction workers, who much prefer to have fun than to deal with the stress of real construction jobs.
The giant adult sandbox is just across the freeway from the Las Vegas strip, where giant examples of the once thriving construction industry lay.
So if you are in Las Vegas, on a Hangover style bachelor binge or a romantic date, why not try shoveling some dirt?